Advertising Photography Mt Dew Cliff Climber On Spec

I had an idea/concept for a guy hanging from a cliff, that ultimately morphed into Mt Dew (on spec) advertisement photography shoot.  All of the elements of this composite image were captured by me:  I scouted and captured the cliff in Shades State Park in Indiana; the bear was captured at the Indianapolis Zoo; I used my roof, and a vine cut from my back yard to get the perspective, angle, and lighting right for the climber; and snapped the Mt Dew shot as well.  I pulled it altogether in Photoshop:  matching color, saturation, luminosity, and adding some light streaks to bring the final image together.  

Mt Dew Cliff Climber concept composite components, and final image.

Travel Photograpy at Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana

On a trip down to New Orleans we had a chance to visit Oak Alley Plantation (  There were a number of other visitors there enjoying the day and touring the estate.  I only had a minute to capture this image without folks walking up and down the main walkway.  I did significant retouching in Photoshop to remove a number of dead leaves from the walkway and the grass to clean it up and remove the distractions.  I also dodged and burned the trees in order to bring out the texture and add depth to the image.   

Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18 (Great River Road) Vacherie, Louisiana.

Just Out Shooting Photos -- Baby Bunnies

We have baby bunnies in our yard. They are about 8 days old. We had to ward off some preying crows (yes crows) shortly after their birth. You'd almost think that we were starting a zoo around this place. At least with the hawk gone for a few weeks, while he heals-up, they'll have a fighting chance. They are so cute--I must say.

Photo of baby bunnies by our house.  Photograph by Kevin Lee Medlin, Indianapolis, IN.

Photo of baby bunnies by our house.  Photograph by Kevin Lee Medlin, Indianapolis, IN.